So many flavors and so many colors this light Italian salad is one of my favorites. This salad pairs really well with most main courses and the ingredients are readily available all year-round, making this salad on of my go-to’s!Read More
I know these look basic but I assure you they are anything BUT ordinary. My friends and family can’t get enough and neither will your party guests. No matter how many poppers are made there will NEVER be one left, I’m not kidding, LOL! People will literally grab them off the cookie sheet as you take it out of the oven.Read More
If you know me, you know I’m not big on vegetables so I’m certainty not a huge fan of salads. Unless of course there are any of the following: a fabulous dressing, lots of toppings (i.e. olives, cranberries, nuts, cheese, potato salad, etc, etc) and/or it’s grilled! Grilled romaine is so good and I was always ordering it at restaurants but one day I thought, I really need to make this at home so I could eat it more often, so I set out to make grilled romaineRead More
I know, who makes their own salad dressings with all the perfectly yummy options at the grocery? I don't, unless we're having Caesar and then it's a yes, yes, yes to all these perfectly paired ingredients in this amazing recipe.Read More
This is a great side dish for any season. Farro is readily available at most grocery stores and it’s basically a blank slate, allowing you to add in a multitude of veggies and cheeses regardless of the time of year and what’s in season. And it’s especially good for outdoor picnic’s because there’s no mayo to spoil in the heat.Read More
Corn, Cheese, Mayo... does it get any better?! HA! Probably for some but this is where Chrissy Teigen and I align perfectly. :) This recipe is from her first cookbook “Cravings” and I could easily eat 4 ears all myself, it's just so good. I wish I had known about this dish sooner in life.
Gambas ala Ajillo which basically translates to garlic shrimp is a standard at any restaurant in Spain. I understand why because it’s so dang delicious, and they set it on fire and who doesn’t like a little flair!Read More
The Pandan Leaf Chicken is a common Thai appetizer but one I had never heard of before. When my husband and I were in Thailand learning this recipe it put a huge smile on my face, it was the perfect dish to kick off our culinary adventure.
I know this one looks unique and requires a special trip to the Asian market, but I promise you, this dish will not disappoint. The flavors are out of this world. The aroma from the pandan leaf is infused into the chicken along with the marinade and it creates this perfect umami of flavors in your mouth!
Why eat potato when you can have Zucchini Skins!
I love it when my husband says ‘What are you making now?’ Then he proceeds to eat it all and ask me to make it again and finishes his thought by adding a ‘hua, that was actually really good.’😜
I’ve been working on a few healthy, Keto friendly recipes for an upcoming cooking class. I think these Zucchini Skins with cheese, bacon and sour cream will make the cutRead More
This is the most simple recipe, so easy but so tasty. There's something about mixing fruits and vegetables together that just works. I guess it's like a chocolate covered pretzel...sweet and salty, it's a time when all the taste buds get to participate!Read More
My main course came together quick and easy today which allowed me to whip up these cutie-patuie rose tarts.
I love a fancy food that's not at all difficult to make and these pretty little appetizers/side/starters fit the bill. They take no time at all and only require 4 ingredients.
Can you tell I’m on a ‘fruit salad’ kick!
If ever there was a fruit that said summertime it would be a tie between watermelon and backyard vine ripe tomatoes! I simply can not get enough of either this year.Read More
Summer is here and that means all you can eat, fresh at your finger tips, fruits and vegetables are in abundance. And if you're like me, you've been craving those fresh flavors since early spring, you really wanted those strawberries at the grocery but you also knew they weren't going to be their best, it just wasn't their time. But it is now!Read More
Quick, minimal ingredients, very few dishes to wash this savory flavorful appetizer could easily become a go-to party favorite. I made about 25 parcels for Easter Brunch and I'm pretty sure they were gone as soon as they hit the table.Read More
I know what you might be thinking... Celery has a root and you can cook with it, and it's good? Who knew, right? I didn't. I don't even like celery, I can't stand it. And I don't really care for bacon either but somehow, someway this becomes a soup I thoroughly enjoy. This is why I will eat anything once. I sincerely have FOMO when it comes to food. I can't bare the thought that I might miss something spectacular.Read More
I really like German potato salad because there’s no mayonnaise. Not that I have anything against mayo but sometimes you crave something a little lighter. The other thing I like about this potato salad is you can serve it hot, chilled or at room temperature, making this a perfect option for picnics and parties.Read More